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Mitchell Allison Photo
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Mitchell Allison provides trusted counsel on a wide range of commercial real estate matters. His experience includes mortgage financings, commercial real estate acquisitions and divestitures, development, commercial leases and general commercial law.

Over his career, Mitchell has acted in the acquisition, financing or divestment of well over
$600-million worth of multi-family residential properties across Canada, including large portfolio transactions in excess of $150 million.

Mitchell’s practice focuses heavily on assisting the developers and landlords of multi-family residential and mixed-use properties with complex ownership and legal structures such as co-ownership structures, joint ventures and long-term land leases.

Another area of particular interest to Mitchell is working with development trusts tasked with the leasing and development of university lands. As counsel, he advises on leasing structures, conveyancing, financing and other real estate development matters.

Mitchell represents a broad range of clients including financial institutions, purchasers, vendors, developers, landlords and tenants of commercial real estate properties in Alberta and Western Canada.


Expertise


Representative Matters

  • Act for a development trust tasked with leasing and developing university lands, including advising on leasing structure, conveyancing, financing and other development related matters.
  • Acted for a developer on the ground lease and development of a mixed use property near the University of Calgary
  • Acted for an institutional client on the acquisition of numerous apartment complexes in Calgary and Edmonton

News


Rankings & Recognitions

  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada (2023) as a ‘One to Watch’ in the area of Real Estate Law
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada (2022) as a ‘One to Watch’ in the area of Real Estate Law

Directorships & Affiliaitons

  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Calgary Bar Association
  • NAIOP, Commercial Real Estate Development Association

Education & Admissions

2014
Called to the Alberta bar
2013
JDUniversity of Alberta
2010
BA (Economics & Political Science)University of British Columbia

Insights (7 Posts)View More

Featured Insight

University Property Development Trusts: How They Work and Points to Consider

This Bulletin provides key takeaways for universities, developers and lenders looking to get involved in a university trust for property development purposes

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Nov 29, 2022
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Commercial Leasing Update: Key Developments for Leasing Professionals

As we approach the end of the year, join McMillan's Commercial Real Estate Group on Tuesday, November 30th for an overview and round-up of key developments in leasing law in 2021.

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Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Featured Insight

A Pending Registration Queue at the Alberta Land Titles Office – How will it work?

A primer on the new Alberta Land Titles Office registration system and how commercial real estate closing procedures may change as a result.

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Apr 7, 2021
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COVID-19 and Commercial Tenancies – Alberta’s Commercial Tenancies Protection Act

A summary of Alberta's Commercial Tenancies Protection Act, proposed legislation that provides temporary
protections for commercial tenants during COVID-19.

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Jun 26, 2020
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Update: Barafield Realty Ltd. v. Just Energy (B.C.) Limited Partnership

Update: Barafield Realty Ltd. v. Just Energy (B.C.) Limited Partnership

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Jun 2, 2016
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Solar Energy Incentives in Alberta: It’s Just the Beginning

Solar Energy Incentives in Alberta: Its Just the Beginning

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Feb 24, 2016
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Assigning Contracts in Canadian Insolvency Proceedings

Assigning Contracts in Canadian Insolvency Proceedings

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Jul 18, 2014

Deals & Cases (7 Posts)

Featured Insight

West Fraser Completes Sale of Quesnel River and Slave Lake Pulp Mills

On April 20, 2024, West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. (TSX and NYSE: WFG) completed its previously announced agreement to sell its Quesnel River Pulp mill in British Columbia and its Slave Lake Pulp mill in Alberta to Atlas Holdings.

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Apr 20, 2024
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ASKO Holding’s wholly owned subsidiary, Başak Traktör Tarim Ziraat Ve Iş Makinalari Sanayi Ticaret A.Ş, acquires approximately 96.7% of the issued and outstanding common shares of Buhler Industries Inc.

On December 28, 2023, Başak Traktör Tarim Ziraat Ve Iş Makinalari Sanayi Ticaret A.Ş, a wholly owned subsidiary of ASKO Holding completed its acquisition of all the common shares of Buhler Industries Inc. owned by Combine Factory Rostselmash Ltd., representing 96.7% of the issued and outstanding Shares of the Company.

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Dec 28, 2023
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West Fraser to Sell Two Pulp Mills in Western Canada to Atlas Holdings

On September 22, 2023, West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. (TSX and NYSE: WFG) (“West Fraser”) announced its agreement to sell it’s Quesnel River Pulp mill in Quesnel, British Columbia and its Slave Lake Pulp mill in Slave Lake, Alberta to Atlas Holdings (“Atlas”) for US$120 Million.

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Sep 22, 2023
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West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. to Sell Hinton Pulp Mill to Mondi

On July 10, 2023, West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. (TSX and NYSE: WFG) (“West Fraser”) announced an agreement to sell its unbleached softwood kraft pulp mill in Hinton, Alberta to Mondi Group plc (“Mondi”), a global leader in sustainable packaging and paper.

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Jul 10, 2023
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Canadian Cancer Society Amalgamates with Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

The Canadian Cancer Society completed its amalgamation with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation following their announcement to merge in October 2016. McMillan LLP was retained on the transaction by the Canadian Cancer Society.

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Feb 9, 2019
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Mistras Group Announces Acquisition of Onstream Pipeline Inspection for $143 Million

McMillan LLP acted as counsel to NOVACAP and affiliates in connection with the sale transaction with Josiane Turcotte as lead in-house counsel at NOVACAP.

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Dec 13, 2018
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Williams Completed C$1.38 billion Sale of Canadian NGL Midstream Business to Inter Pipeline

Williams Completed C$1.38 billion Sale of Canadian NGL Midstream Business to Inter Pipeline

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Sep 23, 2016